Staying Motivated

Why did a Health Freak almost got Heart Attack

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It is said that if one is to be able to adopt a healthy lifestyle, then lifestyle chronic diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure, stroke, partially blocked arteries will exclude these group of people. I remembered about a year or two ago, a friend’s father was admitted to hospital and had to undergo immediate [...]

Compensating for feasting during festivals

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During Chinese New Year, many people will opt away from whatever diets there are following and spending time devouring cookies, cakes, carbonated drinks, mandarin oranges, etc. Basically, it’s the only thing that seemed to be available in all households during that time. As most people had gone back to their hometowns, you will not be [...]

How to Stay Motivated When Doing Cardio- Turn off the Timer

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It is easy to get bored when using the cardio machine- especially if you spend about 20 or 30 minutes doing exactly the same movement- either running, jogging, cycling, stair climbing, etc. Do you find your eyes straying to the timer to see how long you are on the machine and how many calories that [...]

Reviews of Different Diet Plans

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PROGRAM THAT REQUIRES YOU TO CUT OFF CERTAIN FOOD GROUPS FROM YOUR DIET: 1. Glycaemix Index/ Glucose Revolution Different carbs get coverted to blood sugar at a different speed- real human are used as subjects whereby they take the carbs and then have their blood sugar measured at different intervals. The result: the Glycaemix Index [...]

Exercise as a Social Event

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My colleague is planning to start another exercise program for our department. He sent an invitation asking everyone in our department to meet every Wednesday after work to exercise together in a nearby park. He used to be an avid gym goer but stopped because of work commitment (work very late hours and he had [...]

Excuses that we love to give ourselves for not exercising

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I’ve asked a number of my friends what made them hesitate to join the gym or just commit to an exercise program. The excuse I frequently get: “aiya, don’t wanna join la. I heard that once a person who goes to the gym stops exercising, the weight will just ballon up like nobody’s business. There, [...]

You Know Exercise is Your ‘Thing’ when…

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This is an original entry writen by me, mostly on how exercise had changed my life. Does any of it describe how exercise changes yours? You felt something is seriously wrong by the third consecutive day that you have not exercised. You plan your life around exercising instead of planning exercising around your life. You [...]

It’s Never Too Old or Too Late

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It’s never too old or too late to start eating well and incorporating exercising program in your daily life. Here, let me share with you stories of real people I know who have made lifestyle changes and benefited from it: My mom’s friend, Auntie Ong. Few days ago, I took my mom to visit her [...]

Motivating Others to Exercise by Setting a Good Example

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As mentioned in a previous post, I had made the determination to be true to my workouts. So far, I have stayed true to my words- focus on quality instead of quantity. The results- after each real (without holding/leaning to the handle to support my weight), I can feel my legs are much stronger – [...]

Looking back at how I used to be….

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I still remember the first time I wanted to start an exercise program- I mustered courage to show up to the gym, and the guy had me filled up some forms about my goals and stuff like that. He brought me around and I remembered feeling very intimidated by those active looking folks at the [...]